LBR iiwa Collaborative Robot

In order to use robots in the direct working environment of the human operator, new sensitive and compliant solutions are required. 40 years after the first industrial application of robots, KUKA is opening up a new chapter in the story of industrial robotics by presenting a new robot generation – a sensitive and compliant lightweight robot that is suitable for use in industrial settings.


Pioneering

The LBR iiwa is the world’s first sensitive lightweight robot suitable for use in industrial applications. From KUKA.

Intelligence Defined

“LBR” stands for “Leichtbauroboter” (German for lightweight robot), “iiwa” for “intelligent industrial work assistant”.

A new era

LBR iiwa enables automation in areas where it was previously impossible or not economically viable.

  • Features
  • Configurations

LBR human operator.fwThe need for a safety fence is eliminated as well as associated high costs

Where humans and robots collaborate safely, many safety precautions become superfluous. The LBR iiwa already incorporates all necessary measures in its HRC package. Additional costs that are normally required for safety equipment, circuitry and safety fences and the associated space requirements are eliminated.

At the same time, the LBR iiwa opens up entirely new automation solutions that were previously not possible due to safety requirements. Humans and robots can share the same workspace and optimally divide tasks between them. This makes it possible to dispense with expensive feed systems and production areas, for example.

LBR human operator2.fwHand in hand for greater productivity

Teaching by demonstration, the most intuitive form of programming, is now possible with the LBR iiwa. The operator guides the robot by hand to the desired postitions, while the coordinates of points moved to on the path are saved in the robot program. Teaching is quick and easy and requires no programming knowledge. The conditions are thus perfect for cost-effective automation, even in the case of small batch sizes of large product variety.

Due to the wide range of safety functions, such as safe collision and force detection, safely reduced velocity and safe monitoring spaces of the LBR iiwa in accordance with PL d, the system integrator is able to implement standard-compliant robot applications with HRC.

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LBR IIWA 7 R800

The collaborative robotic innovation with sensory capabilities for safety, fast teaching and simple operator control. Opens up new areas of application in the vicinity of humans that were previously off-limits for robots. 

Loads

Payload………….………..     7 kg

Working envelope

Max. reach………….…..     800 mm

Other data and variants

Number of axes….…..     7

Repeatability……….….     ± 0,1 mm

Weight………….…………     23,9 kg

Mounting positions…     Floor, ceiling, wall

Controller…………………    KUKA Sunrise Cabinet

Protection class………..    IP 54

 

LBR human operator 3LBR IIWA 14 R820

The robotic innovation with sensory capabilities for safety, fast teaching and simple operator control. Opens up new areas of application in the vicinity of humans that were previously off-limits for robots.

Loads

Payload…………………..      14 kg

Working envelope

Max. reach……………..      820 mm

Other data and variants

Number of axes………     7

Repeatability…………..     ± 0,15 mm

Weight…………………….     29,9 kg

Mounting positions…     Floor, ceiling, wall

Controller………………..     KUKA Sunrise Cabinet

Protection class………      IP 54